Jessica Austin, Senior Consultant - Netherlands

Jessica Austin is a Senior Consultant for the Authentic Leadership Institute, a leadership consulting firm committed to waking up those who will wake up the many by inspiring them to discover their purpose and equipping them to lead authentically.

Jessica, an American living in the Netherlands since 1999, is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and leadership development facilitator with 20 years of US and Pan-European HR, leadership development training and coaching experience. Her work is aligned with her purpose, focused on providing executive coaching and professional development services for leaders in multinational organizations.

Her background includes 10 years in Director and Senior Management roles (leading people and virtual teams), 10 years as an employee in HR HQs for Microsoft and Deloitte, and 4000+ hours coaching and training people around the world.

Jessica was Microsoft’s Global Learning & Development team’s in-house Master Facilitator for three years (2012-2014). In this role she coached 75 leaders and managers in a virtual 1-1 environment, and travelled to 20 countries to deliver 100+ days of management skills training (Belgium, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the Global HQ in the US). Jessica also delivered Train the Trainer (TTT) programs, where she role-modeled, trained, assessed, and certified facilitators and coaches to deliver Learning & Development services worldwide. In 2015 Microsoft awarded Jessica with an Excellence in Facilitation Award in appreciation of her strong performance.

Jessica holds a degree in Psychology and Education (Cum Laude) and graduated from the reputable Coaching Certification Program at The Hudson Institute of Coaching in Santa Barbara, California. She holds the International Coach Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential and is licensed to administer and interpret the full Hogan Leadership Suite, the Hogan 360 multi-rater feedback tool, Intercultural Readiness Check (IRC), and Behavior Style Profile assessment tools.

She was honored to receive the Global Passport Trainer of the Year Award in recognition of her top quality training and coaching provided to leaders on behalf of Crown Relocations in 2011.

Jessica’s clients span more than 50 countries world-wide and across various industries, including consumer goods, medical systems, and education.